No fare hikes as Chicago Metra relishes capital infusion

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald, Chicago Sun-Times; September 11, 2019 After years of gloomy budget forecasts, Metra riders Wednesday…

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Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Wisconsin: Report finds funding strategy for Milwaukee’s streetcar unusual compared to other cities

By Victor Jacobo, WDJT CBS 58; September 12, 2019 MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) — A new report out Thursday takes…

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Historic Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland reopens following $7 million renovation

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; September 12, 2019 The historic Camden Station outside Oriole Park in Baltimore reopened Thursday following…

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Why a Train Station Addition Has Parisians Outraged

By Feargus O’Sullivan, CityLab; September 9, 2019 “Absurd.” An “urban mistake.” And a “grave offense to transit users.” French architects…

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Ontario: Province commits to 36 more bi-level commuter cars

By Leith Dunick, TBNewsWatch.com; September 10, 2019 THUNDER BAY – The Ontario government has committed to buying 36 more bi-level…

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OP-ED: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s rail line in danger of being dismantled

By Ted Bartlett, Cape Breton Post; September 10, 2019 Possibility provincial government not planning to renew subsidy beyond current fiscal…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs more revenue, not service cuts

By Andrew Albert and Lisa Daglian, Crain’s New York Business; September 10, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye raised…

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New York: Long Island Rail Road plans to roll out first M9 train Wednesday in Huntington

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; September 10, 2019 The Long Island Rail Road’s first new train cars in nearly two…

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Amtrak Updates Mobile App to Improve the Booking Experience

A press release from Amtrak; September 10, 2019: WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Amtrak is updating its app to make…

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Coalition Calls for East-West Passenger Rail Service in Virginia

By David Seidel, WVTF Radio IQ; September 10, 2019 A coalition of economic, environmental and transportation groups are calling for…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Virginia Receives Green Light From Federal Railroad Administration to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 10, 2019: Richmond – The Federal Railroad…

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Cars, Not Trains or Planes Dominate Northeast Corridor Travel

By Wendell Cox, New Geography; September 9, 2019 For years, Amtrak has been publicizing its large market share compared with…

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‘Did It Work?’: Bringing Amtrak Train Service From Rutland To Burlington, Vermont

By Henry Epp, Vermont Public Radio; September 8, 2019 It started with a senator’s vision for passenger rail. Now $100…

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Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019 Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following…

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UK: Oops, wrong cleaner damages Caledonian Sleeper’s on-board toilets

By Alastair Dalton, Edinburgh Evening News; September 9, 2019 Water pipes on the Caledonian Sleeper’s £150 million fleet were seriously…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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What will drive change over the next decade? Railroading’s future leaders share their ideas

By Staff, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2019 Progressive Railroading recently asked the honorees of the 2019 Rising Star Awards what…

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The world’s most beautiful bullet train is here

By Mark Wilson, Fast Company; September 6, 2019 Kazuyo Sejima has created some of the 21st century’s most captivating spaces,…

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White House pushes ban on Chinese-made buses, rail cars

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; September 6, 2019 The White House wants China to stay out of the U.S. mass…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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New Jersey Transit to offer weekend service at Avenel for first time in 34 years

By Staff, NJBIZ; September 6, 2019 New Jersey Transit is expanding weekday service by more than 40 percent and adding…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Every Stranger Has a Story in ‘The Coast Starlight’

By Dan Letchworth, San Diego Magazine; September 6, 2019 For Americans, there’s an intrinsic romance to train travel. Trains are…

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